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PBS
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of supporting terrorism. door to door, street by street, we join grass root supporters in ohio as the u.s. presidential election campaign enters a critical week. and the miracle at medinah. europe's golfers stage one of the sport's greatest comebacks in the ryder cup. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. over the past week, peopling at the u.n. publicly weighed in the debate about what to do about the syrian conflict. today it was syria's turn to respond. president assad was unsurprisingly absent from the podium. instead, the talking was left to the country's foreign minister. walid muallem accused those spork terrorism in his country and prostriding arms to his army. he said calling president assad to step down would be serious to the affairs. he met with the secretary general to show compassion to their own people. but just how far is all the rhetoric got us? i'm joined here in the studio by steve from the u.s. institute of peace. steve, thank you very much indeed for coming in. listening to muallem's speech, what sort of insight does it give us into the way
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
as u.s. aid for abortion overseas which president obama revinded. in days, romney is trying to soften his image. including knowing a navy seal in the terror attack in benghazi. mother told the boston tv station he shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. the romney cam pape said it would be dropped from the stump speech. but romney relates a story about the national guard sniper killed in afghanistan whose widow told abc news, when i would ask him, what do you need over there, what could i send you? he said i need a new president. romney was asked if he supports detention of americans suspected of terrorism and suggested he's opposed to weakening u.s. resolve. >> i don't believe this is a time to pull back from the vigilance to protect america and keep us safe from threats we face around the world. >> in fact, romney's remark about abortion, the president today suggested that the former massachusetts governor is trying to conceal or hide his position. the president acknowledged while his debate was a poor one and romney was a good one, he is arguing that the fundame
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 8:00pm EDT
frequently find numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man as seen things happen and comments on them in my humble opinion in a reasonable and accurate way. he will be followed by doc or robert freedman who is the meyer hall pearl pearl storm professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and a visiting professor of political science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to the u.s. department of state and central intelligence agency and he is the author of four books, soviet foreign-policy and also the editor and has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank the strategic study institutes expert on soviet lock and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline in russia's changing position in asia and coeditor of the soviet military in the future, and the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen my colleague at heritage who is the senior fellow
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
still for the u.s. dollar. the trade for the australian dollar has been down since then. so it seems as though that might be a little bit broken. dollar-yen rates fairly stable for a couple days, but still we are seeing story up and down a tenth of a percent. euro/dollar -- 129 and a quarter is the handle. the golden week holiday has been impacting liquidity, although some people really take you off for some of those beach destinations. >> really a lackluster day of trade. the hang seng came back from holidays, to end marginally in the green. strength in defensive telecoms were partially offset due to falling oil prices. over in japan, the nikkei heat a three-week low as investors remained cautious ahead of the boj and ecb meetings, but the retailer rallied, because annual group sales could top nearly $1 billion. if so, it would be the first japanese retailer to ever reach that scale. over in australia, the asx 200 edged up to a 14-month high. minors slumped following a short rise in the trait deficit. india now higher by .2%. >> up next, uk drinks maker have been given an extinction
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
headlines. the september u.s. jobs report is up on the mood of investors with data expected to show another month of modest yet unspectacular growth. samsung expects another record quarter of smartphone sales, but analysts say this could be the peak. and the bank of japan holds off on more easing for now, but opening the door to more action later this month. also, spain's finance minister says the country does not need a bailout facing a skeptical crowd in london, but could rajoy be cornered by the leaders of france and italy at a meeting today? i've been away for a couple of days and thanks for whoever filled in. on today's show, planning more sanctions on iran. we'll look at the worsening impact on the panel of experts. larry fink said the u.s. housing market is inching closer to a rebound. we'll hear more from that interview. and can the united states dodge a financial cliff in we'll speak to a guest who has clear ideas of what needs to be done. first it's about the jobs report, unemployment report due out at 8:30 eastern. economists think yet another month of modest job growth, but not
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 10:00am EDT
between the u.s., russia and syria. a pal discuss the syrian support of the -- a panel discusses russian support of the syrian civil war. this is about an hour and a half. >> we welcome all of you joining us on heritage foundation and on c-span. we ask that you turn off yourself funds as we begin recording for the benefit of today's program. the we will post for everyone's future reference. hosting our discussion today is dr. steven bucci. his focus is special operations and cyber security. he commanded the third battalion fifth special forces and also became the military assistant to donald rumsfeld. at his retirement, -- prior to joining us, he was a leading consultant on cyber security. please welcome the in -- join me in welcoming steven bucci. [applause] >> we have a very timely subjects to discuss, and i think we have a great panel of experts that will be doing be discussing to get us started. i have been interested in this because one of the first things i did was testified before congress about the weapons of mass destruction threat that syria and the somewhat untimely demise mig
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a treaty of friendship and cooperation. by 1974, as egypt began to move into the u.s. orbit, syria emerged as the no. 1 ally. not to say there are no problems between the two sides. the syrian intervention in lebanon clearly displeased moscow as did its agreement to security council to hundred 42. it's one of the few states that supported the soviet invasion of afghanistan in 1979 and was richly rewarded with military aid as a result. that continued until the advent of gorbachev in 1985 to turn off the tap of military aid. the chill in the relationship continued until 2005 when a combination of increasing syrian isolation due to policies in lebanon and a much more aggressive russian foreign policy under vladimir putin established a close russian- syrian relationship we see today. let's look at the policies of vladimir putin in his second term. i see is reacting to be setbacks like the school fiasco, the orange revolution in the ukraine, and the increasing vulnerability of the u.s. in the middle east because of the invasion of iraq which -- and because of the revival in the taliban in afgha
FOX News
Oct 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
died, september 11, u.s. ambassador to libya, chrissteins signed a three-page cable labeled "sensitive" where he alerted the state department and other agencies to deal with growing problems in security in benghazi. lamenting that the security forces were too weak to keep the country secure. >> i'm stunned by the documents. i figured there were some documents. had no idea it would be like this. if i were the press secretary now i'd be chagrined to say the least. >> the warnings crescendo over three months' time. on june 25, he signed another sensitive cable where he cataloged what he called increase in violent attacks against western interest. including the use of the i.e.d. against the benghazi consulate that month. islamist extremist appears to be on the rise adding the al-qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities. >> the committee will come to order. >> 166 pages of internal state department papers released by two republican lawmakers. congressman darrell issa of california and jason chaffitz of utah. the regional security off
CNBC
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. and a late burst of spending by consumers is likely to boost third quarter u.s. gdp, but growth may still be too sluggish to bring down employment. welcome to today's show. the last one of the week here. and just remind you plenty to get through as we count down toward the gdp number in the u.s. we'll have an interview with the boss of jpmorgan, jamie dimon. his views on the election and his outlook on the economy. microsoft is unveiling its windows 8. we'll have the latest plus in-depth analysis at 11:45 cet from new york. at 10:20, we're heading to hong kong. big day for earnings from chinese lenders. and then at 1 ch11:50, we're in chicago and third quarter u.s. g gdp. apple corporate figures up 24%, but it missed analyst forecasts. second straight miss for the company. revenues rose 27%, slightly better than expected. apple sold nearly 27 million iphones. the iphone 5 was released at the end of the quarter, but ipad sales were well short of forecasts. apple first quarter guidance which includes the holiday shopping season also trails analyst estimates. lowist figure in around four yea
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and paul ryan accusing the obama administration of not properly protecting u.s. personnel. >> what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks, in our marine. we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need more forces for security. there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. >> reporter: vice president biden called the deaths a tragedy but he then claimed that the obama administration did not know that ambassador stevens and other personnel on the ground had been asking for more security help. >> we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. and, by the way, at the time we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. that was the assessment. >> reporter: it was an assessment, but the state department did know in real time from videos that requests for more security and resources had been made and were turned down. a state department official acknowledged tes
FOX News
Oct 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT
that terrorists were taking credit for attacking the u.s. mission in libya. the very day it happened. while the white house is now saying there was still confusion, there are new questions about what could have been done in those early hours. as the attack was stillgoing. fox team coverage tonight. national security correspondent jennifer griffin looks at the trail of information and the response or lack of it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on those e-mails. the explanations. and the election. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. the white house wanted to focus to be on the president marathon get out the vote, push. but the new e-mails are raising new questions what about knew what when over benghazi. >> we are going to pull an all-nighter. >> six battlegrounds in 48 hours. a schedule so jam packed a sure sign yet president obama's campaign knows they lost momentum and are trying to seize it back. with the final pitch, that includes the claim al-qaeda is on the run. >> al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin laden is dead. i kept that promise. >> reporter:
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
:00 and timed the rally to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the u.s. war in afghanistan. around 7:15 the group headed north of west grand avenue and circled back to city hall that is when the violence broke out. two luxury cars were vandalized. protestors are taking their anger out on the wrong people. >> we work hard for our money. >> we are arch people and that is sending the wrong message. >> reporter: the march lasted only for 40 minutes and police say they didn't have time to call in for new chill aid or make any type of arrest. so it will be interesting to see if police will do any follow up work. if they will find anybody on surveillance video to see who did this. and we have no count on the damage toll as far as the monetary loss. we will be finding out from oakland police a little bit later on this morning. live from oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the family of a woman murdered in hercules set up a website pleading for help. susie ko was found dead in her home on saturday night. the family is asking anyone to contact police immediately if the
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is that the u.s. has become important again. ♪ not ascendant, but important. sure, there are plenty of days we can come in here and note that our s&p futures are down big because spain is having problem or china's economic growth has slowed. we can keep pondering what happens if the haves and the have not nations of europe can't come to an agreement to bail out spain. we can sweat the program of every single disappointing piece of chinese data. or we can recognize that the united states has begun to reassert itself as the dominant market on the globe, filled with many stocks that simply aren't impacted by world events and others that have enough domestic business to offset any global worries out there. today is the perfect example. we woke up to news that once again, some data point from china showed a further decline in that clearly faltering economy. then the book of negativity was tossed to europe where we saw still more dillydallying. will spain take the bailout or not? it's the european spinoff of deal or no deal. by the time we get to our market as represented by the s&p futures i saw th
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
the exact security details. for more on this, u.s. embassador john bolton, former embassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. >> good morning, eric. >> what did you expect the house subcommittee could learn? >> it's important to get the background to what was going on before the september 11 attack and to ask some pretty basic questions, like what intelligence about security in benghazi and tripoli for that matter was the state department seeking? what were they asking for? in other words, did she understand initially they had enough of a threat or faced enough of a threat that they needed intelligence. number two, given whatever they had, did the state department provide adequate security? it seems the answer to that question is clearly no. therefore, the committee has to ask why not. >> apparently there are at at least 13 events previous to this which are documented. what do they need to know? they're talking about unstable libya, islamist and al-qaeda influence to want to kill us. >> no, there are many, many questions that simply defy rational answers unless the administr
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
frequently on numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man who has seen things happen and comments on them in, okay, in my humble opinion in a very reasonable and accurate way. he'll be followed by dr. robert freedman who is the peggy mire how far pearlstone professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and visiting professor of science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to both the u.s. department of state and the central intelligence agency, and he is the author of four books on soviet foreign policy and is also the editor, has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank, he is the strategic study institute's expert on soviet bloc and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline: russia's changing position in asia and co-editor of "the soviet military in the future." and he will -- the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen, my colleague here at heri
FOX Business
Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for aircraft and defense products. take those out of the picture and it didn't look so hot. u.s. weekly jobless claims fell more than expected dropping to 369,000. the prior week's figure was revised higher by 4,000 to nine 2000 to match this year's highs touched in april and june. all of that focus on what happened in california. those extraordinary numbers that appeared too good to be true were too good to be true and they had to change as a result of that. >> shares trading down after hours. earnings per share loss of $0.23. the street was expecting a loss of $0.08. revenue at $13.8 billion. the street was expecting $13.9 billion. one thing, the approach is to work hard and charge less and sell devices near break-even and you can pack a lot of sophisticated hardware into a low price point but the question is how well is the device trumping this market. it would seem right now they are missing as far as what wall street expected. dave: this is close to a 10% loss. we have mark sebastian in the pits of the cme. big loss for amazon. is that loss going to hold that after-hours trading loss, it i
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
this is what works better in the u.s. however, having put the contentious idea in the table for all you people do care to shed, the reason i bring it out as i couldn't find polling data, but when i talk to tea party people, i would ask them point blank, so what if you could get very large reductions in spending than the prices that were so modest increase in taxes. would you take that question does not get deficits and government as a result. and they all said no. they were more allergic to raising taxes than they were to have in the government grow, which i thought was surprising. he saw that same dynamic by the way the republican primary debate. >> i think that's a great point you actually have seen polling data, but my interviews also cannot they typically will be shown as one person in particular said he actually would favor some sort of compromise there if it were guaranteed that the spending decreases would actually go into effect and typically at the reluctance to any kind of tax increase at all was because experience has suggested to them that tax increase is due in go into effect and
FOX News
Oct 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the first to be convicted in the death of the u.s. border agent brian terry two years ago. two rifles known as operation fast and furious found at the shooting scene. the suspect pleaded guilty to first degree murder and faces up to life in prison. animal rights activist and dead fish in california, adds up to an amazing story in grapevine. up next, as the storm passes, the relief efforts gear up. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into skillet dishes, for an instant dose of... hell-o! [ female announcer ] get recipes at flavorboost.com. >> bret: the worst of the storm h
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
a comeback after the u.s. began sunday with a big lead. europe has won five of the last six matches. this was a heartbreak for anyone watching this. we'll talk more about that a little later this half hour. but first before we get to all of that, andrew has this morn g morning's other top stories. >> we have global data this morning and not all of it that great. eurozone manufacturing reporting its worsts quarterly performance since the depths of the great recession. factories were hit by falling nand. survey suggests that the downturn began in smaller periphery countries has now taken root in core members including germany and france. speaking of europe, an expert group will present its findings to the eu commission, that's coming tomorrow. the proposal could recommend european banks separate retail banking from their riskier investment arms. but eu regulators said to be unlikely to pursue such reforms at a time when they're trying to rebuild a banking union. and asia, a survey showing the economy has certainly suffered a seventh straight quarter of slowing growth. hsbc china manu
CNBC
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
? similar to anything here in u.s.? >> it's similar. it's a symptom of western societies, democracies that have overspent where essentially debt has gasoline in the private sector level. and it always depends what you use it for. i remember in the 50s and 60s, they had high ratios because they invented a lot of money in plant and equipment and infrastructure. that's a different story from borrowing to spend in other words for consumption purposes. borrowing for consumption purposes advances consumption to today which would have taken place tomorrow anyways. and that house hold debt once it becomes guess sexcessive, it ca grow anymore. nobody lends you money and automatically you have structurally weaker future growth. >> so you're in the business thousand. of a quoted thomas jefferson and you are now, too, this happened -- this is all the way back -- this is a long time ago, this dude said the abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and men began to play an important part in determining elections. later on this process of corruption spread to the law courts and then the aerl and fi
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
are focused on four issues; u.s. competitiveness, the future of jobs, economic growth -- which is tied, of course, to the first two -- and then the revival of our cities with detroit as case study number one. we are very proud to be in detroit because we see it as a great city that has incredible potential that we would just love to help participate in that dialogue to help move that process forward a little faster. but what we really want to do is change the dialogue about how the world thinks about technology. because we really don't think it is understood or appreciated how rapidly the entire landscape is shifting because of tech. i mean, today apple's literally announcing the next iphone. that's cool, but that's just the most obvious example of things that continue to move at astonishing speed, and there's developments literally everywhere you look. and we don't think leaders generally get that. so i'm going to give you a couple of little, quick housekeeping things that we need to know. for one thing, there is an app, te space detroit, so look that up and download it, it has all th
FOX Business
Oct 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
pushing their plans to rev up our economy and we find t it's still not in full recovery mode andore u.s. companies are announcing major firing, not hiring. the president has his pamphlet and the governor has his overall plan. and more on the pamphlet later. and is governor romney's call right or wrong? i'm brenda buttner, it's bulls and bears. we've got gary b smith. tobin smith. jonas max ferris along with tim la camp and steve murphy, welme, everybody. okay. the folks at forbes will tackle the pamphlet plan in one hour, fair and balanced. what about the plan to overhaul the tax code. what is it going to mean for jobs. >> i think it's going to be great for jobs. ovrhauling the taxes is the thing that the governor and hopefully president romney can do. and incents, if that's a word, every individual and corporation out there. provides a path of what they're going to do, what they're ing to pay and if it's simplified and overhauled, it will get rid of hopefully a lot of the special interests, whic takes the government out of the intervention and provides a clear playing field for everyon
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
. 500 chefs are asking the u.s. government to prevent unapproved fish from making it onto american plates. and the national average on a gallon of unleaded gasoline dipped 14 cents from last week. kevin craney of rjo futures joins us on this monday morning. good morning to you kevin. > > good morning. > > better-than-expected news about the economy came out in that gdp number on friday. will we see follow-through in the market today? > > i think you will see a little bit of follow-through. that number is really a feel- good number. 2% above expectations. but really i do think it's important to dig down into the details of that number - fixed investment and exports actually contracting. so, the question is how long can the consumer continue to spend and the government continue to spend and prop up the economy? so, i think that's something you have to watch. but yes, i do think we'll see a little follow-through today. > > how much of an effect do you think this storm that seems to be brewing out there, wicked whether this week, will affect the market? will it be rattled? > > the mode
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
will be able to take a broader look at how the arab world are looking at the united states and the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and very fast changing environment. so i'm grateful to all of you for coming. i look forward to our discussion. and at this point i'd like to invite shibley telhami up to the podium to present. >> thanks a lot, tammy. it's only good to be here. i'm going to just present, not the whole thing by some of the findings so we can get on with the conversation, i will present the highlights but i just want to give you a bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by knowledge networks, 700, sample, 737, that is designed to be national representative. it's an internet panel. the methodologies described in the information that will put out is also available online. i also want to say that it's really my pleasure and honor to ponder through this program at the university of maryland, program for policy and international policy attitudes and particularly my colleague, steve, who by the way ha
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
of an internet sales tax has reared up again and, in fact, the u.s. congress and many states are looking at this issue, and that's our topic this week on "the communicators." now, we want to start off by talking with the chairman of the california state board of equalization, jerome horton. mr. horton, california has recently changed how it manages or its taxation policies when it comes to the internet, hasn't it? >> guest: yes, peter, it has. it broadened the definition of what's taxable in california to include online retailers who meet certain criteria. >> host: now, you said you've broadened. how was it before, and now who is included? >> guest: prior to the law, the sales tax didn't apply to companies that had affiliates and worked through various different groups here in the state of california. the law broadened the definition of who actually qualifies to include those individuals. so now online retailers who have affiliates in the state of california who also have some form of brick and mortar either directly or indirectly working through other groups and partnerships and so fort
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to this year's lecture, which is funded by nasd, which is now in the, the private broker of the u.s. industry. the focus is on financial regulation and each year we have had a leading public official responsible in some ways for u.s. regulation. this year, our speaker is a tiny bit of a stretch, but not really much at all. ed haldeman was ceo of freddie mac from a 2009 to just a few months ago. while in that role, ed was not really a formal regulator. he was responsible for running a very large public financial institution. freddie mac and its sibling, fannie mae are what are called government-sponsored entities, gics. for years described as private companies at the public mission of supporting housing or more simply, as mixed public-private enterprises. but in september 2008, both institutions failed financially. they were placed in government conservatorship, becoming quite unmixed just public corporations. the gics have had many problems of their conservatorship. ad was not part of that arriving by the year after conservatorship. but add was part of the solution. the risk of running freddi
FOX Business
Oct 16, 2012 1:00pm EDT
at the presidential debate? neil cavuto joins us live in minutes and later who will win? melissa: lori: the u.s. handing out financial assistance. a a shocking new report on the government's wasteful spending. melissa: those rub us a wrong way but it is time to check stocks. let's go to the stock exchange. nicole petallides standing by and marketing rally mode. city one of the big movers of the day. nicole: from earnings to the economy and vikram pandit, quick resignation, many say he was right out of citigroup by the board and chief operating officer went along with it. major market average, the dow is up 118 points, that is a gain of 0.9%. and the nasdaq is up 1% up 32 points. tech is doing well. we are seeing gains across the board and we continue to follow citigroup closely. we came in and we hear that vikram pandit is no longer a basile effective immediately. this socked wall street to hear he stepped down on his own and many speculate and sources -- the feeling was the board was pretty much done with vikram pandit. we have a long charge in 2007. and refers stocks. melissa: thanks so much.
FOX News
Oct 24, 2012 8:00am PDT
there is daniel yergin. he is an expert on oil and gas. and this report shows that the u.s. unconventional oil and gas industry is already adding an estimated 1.7 million jobs to the u.s. economy and that number is expected to basically double in 20 years to more than 3.4 million jobs. so this is really interesting report that's raising a lot of eyebrows because it is also estimating how much the unconventional oil and natural gas industry which is essentially fracking will add to u.s. gdp the estimates 237 billion bucks this year to gdp is being added and that will rise to $475 billion in the next couple of decades, jenna. jenna: that gives us and indication where real job growth could potentially come from. liz, that is something we're continuing to watch. thank you so much. >> reporter: sure. delighted. jon: this fox news weather alert. it had been tropical storm sandy but the folks at the national hurricane center in miami just now upgraded this thing that you see swirling there south of jamaica and cuba, it has been upgraded to a hurricane. the forecast track is still the same. expected t
CNBC
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
a gradual improvement in the u.s. construction market, all of these efforts in terms of brazil and china, stimulus around the world will eventually help in the next 12 to 18 months. and i think at the same time you get -- >> so you're implying you're a patient holder at this point. >> well, i think not, i think you're definitely going to get a pop because i think expectations are so low. i don't think this was any worse than feared. and so i can make a case for short-term and i can make a case for long-term. >> steve? >> but the only problem as steph points out, c.a.t. gives incredible visibility. so with the imf talking about huge risks, alarming risk going forward, it could hurt the whole space, it could hurt it, but obviously this was all baked into the case and c.a.t. specific. >> 90% of companies lowering the bar for earnings guidance, what does that mean for the market melt-up? brian, always good to see you. >> thanks for having us, michelle. >> a lot of people forecasted this might be disappointing. certainly turning out that way particularly when it comes to guidance. what does t
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
with news the u.s. unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years. this is especially important because it's one of the last unemployment reports we're going to get before the presidential election. of course, both campaigns are putting their own versions on today's development. and we'll get their reactions in a matter of minutes. this morning, the labor department reporting unemployment fell from 8.1% to 7.8% last month after businesses added 114,000 jobs. here is a look at how the rate has fluctuated during president obama's administration. you can see that sharp rise in the beginning when we were still in a recession. and then a gradual slow lowering over the last couple of years. the unemployment news comes as we get word that americans borrowed $18 billion more in august than the month before. much of that borrowing coming in the form of credit cards and student loans. wall street reaction somewhat mixed today. the dow gaining 35 and closing at its highest level in nearly five years on this friday. the nasdaq dropped 13. the s&p 500 was flat.
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
mobile operator will buy up to 70% of the third largest u.s. carrier. about $20.1 billion and softbank will get access to a u.s. market that still shows growth compared to japan's market which is stagnating. meantime sprint will get the fire power to buy competitors and to build out its 4 g network. meanwhile a new poll finds economists forecast only tepid growth. unemployment seen back above 8% for the first half of 2013. good news comes in the quarterly survey by the national association for business economists and that is the housing market is recovering faster than expected those polls say the economy likely won't fall off the fiscal cliff. and nabe's vice president will join us along with steve liesman at 7:30 eastern. at 8:30, september retail sales and the october empire state survey. so we'll see how business conditions are around here. and then at 10:00, we have business inventories and earnings season is in full swing this week. profits of s&p 500 comes are seen dropping 3% this quarter year over year. that would be first decline that we've seen in three years. 6% of the s&p
CNBC
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
'm melissa lee from the new york stock exchange. let's take a look at how we're setting off on u.s. futures. certainly got a lot of data when it comes to economic data. durables talking of 9.9%. we are seeing a higher open across the board for the s&p, the dow and the nasdaq. taking a look at europe, italy is down by just .10%. a road map develops for what could be a very, very good day in technology. hear what steve ballmer has to say. >>> the mini ipad is out. >>> more trouble at best buy, a major management shakedown. >>> and is cramer going to call this the come back story of the quarter? and could it keep the ceo off the hot seat? >>> we begin today of course with microsoft officially unv l unveiling it's -- the secret staging area microsoft uses to lae out it's retail stores nationwide, we talked to steve ballmer about pcs versus tablets. >> you asked me what's going to happen to the pc market and the tablet market. we can't tell them apart. but with one arrow, we have if you will gotten two birds, tablet and pc, but we don't want to let any of the innovation surface of that not be e
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> u.s. park police officers shot at a would-be car thief who is accused of trying to run him over. it started at 6:30 saturday night when officers saw the suspect trying to steal a car on lincoln boulevard. investigators say the suspect jumped into a tan buick that was waiting nearby and drove toward the officer. the police are looking for that vehicle. >>> a judge will soon decide whether or not to postpone pg&e pipeline hearings. the ongoing hearings follow the deadly explosion in san bruno two years ago. on friday the california public utilities commission filed a motion to postpone the hearings until next month. jerry hill says he will ask the judge to reject that request. >>> power has been restored to thousands of customers in hayward following a crash that took out a power pole. a driver hit a power pole near cheney lane around 3:00 yesterday morning. at the height of the outage about 5,000 customers were out power. >>> let's see how traffic is looking on the east shore freeway. normally the busiest freeway around the bay area. >> right now it's looking okay. it is getting
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
on u.s. consulate in libya. as alison burns reports to us this morning from washington, d.c. the information comes hours after a high profile congressional hearing about that tragedy. >>> house investigations committee has called state department officials here today to testify members of congress are demanding to know why there wasn't more security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what officials knew about a potential threat and whether the obama administration intentionally tried to mislead the public in believing it was a random attack during a protest. state department officials will reportedly testify today they never believe the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was simply a result of the protest. a republican on the committee went on cnn this morning and blasted the administration for seeming to change its descriptions of what happened. >> now we come out to find those were absolutely not true, they are somewhere between totally false and absolutely not true. >> reporter: as for ambassador stevens security state department offic
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
in yemen shot dead. casim hacani shot dead on the way to work. he had been working for the u.s. embassy for 20 years. that's the only information that we have at this time. we'll keep you updated as we learn more. in the meantime all eyes will be on kentucky tonight. joe biden and paul ryan, facing off in kentucky. good morning, steve. >> you are right. the vice-presidential cand dates will square off here in the campus of the college in danville, kentucky. paul ryan arrived yesterday afternoon and joe biden will be showing up at noon today. we have sound to share from president obama and paul ryan and he's been in nationally televised before. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. and what he can't run from is president obama's record. they are offering the same. >> joe needs to be joe. congressman ryan is smart and effective speaker but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> steve: we have seen a lot of polls on republican mitt romney and we will like to show you this. joe biden has more unfavorable than favorables. paul ryan plus 16 and that may due to the fact.
FOX News
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
with a fox news alert. former long time u.s. senator arlen specter has died. he was a major political figure in his home state as pennsylvania. his career spanning more than 40 years and two political parties. dying from complications of non-hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 82. peter doocy looks back at his contributions to his country. >> reporter: we just heard from president obama. he released a statement that says, arlen specter was always a fighter stamping out corruption as a prosecutor in philadelphia to three decades of service in the senate. he was fiercely independent. never putting partying party or ideology ahead of who was made to serve. he served witness integrity for three decades. laura and i appreciate his contributions to america and grateful for many years of public service. we send our condolences to his wife, joan and the specter family. they tell us the long time senator died at 1139 this morning from complications of non-hodgkin's limb foam 35. service will be in pennsylvania. he served as a democrat and then a republican and then a democrat in the united states senate
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of serious analysis of the u.s. vital interests. i have not done that, although i have done some writing on that, but that is what is necessary. the point of the paper is that the public discussion is really not focused on that much more relevant question. what is really focused on is an irrelevant question, which is what are the short-term gdp effects of changes in the defense budget, and by implication, other changes in the budget as well, which is the wrong question. the question is, where are the resources used most productively in the coming, and what is the path that to take us there? percent of gdp is not really there, except in terms of -- -- as a measure of what we can afford. >> you talk about reduction of spending in the 1990's, but the domestic budget shrunk as well in the 1990's. bill clinton was in office, federal spending was 22% of gdp. eight years later, we were a little over 18%. that is a big cut in the cost of government. that was the biggest boom period we ever saw in this country. the economy never did better. i do not see evidence that these cutbacks in spending --
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
we are in. the u.s. treasury announcing that washington spent nearly $1.2 trillion more than it took in last year. that is a debt increase of close to $11,000 per household in just 12 months. overall, our nation is more than $16 trillion in the red. that is a massive bubble that threatens our entire economy. how do the candidates handle this tomorrow night? let's ask chris stirewalt our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com live, and stewart varney is the host of varney & company on the fox business network. thank you so much for being here. chris i want to start with you. what can either candidate say to grab, you know, america by the lapel and make them understand what each one of them wants to do to change our financial dire straits? >> it's a heck after lot easier for mitt romney on this one since he is the outsider and hasn't been in office and wasn't part of make thag debt and president obama has over seen in fact the unprecedented increase in size of the federal debt, and as a matter of fact in talking to senior people from romney land that is
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